Just the fifth president of the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF), Susie Brown joined the organization in April. Her 144 organization members range from family to corporate foundations and collectively award more than $1 billion a year. In 2020, MCF celebrates its 50th anniversary, and the organization will bring funders together to discuss how they can do a better job addressing economic equity and affordable housing issues. Brown is working to increase racial and ethnic diversity among foundation staffs. She also is a leader in supporting efforts to achieve a complete census count in 2020.